Hawa Mahal means “Palace of Winds” is part of the city palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, and designed by Lal Chand Usta in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god. It is built with pink sand stones and has 953 small windows called Jharokhas and beautifully decorated with lattice work.
As the “purdah” system was followed in the regions of Rajasthan, Hawa Mahal was built ot allow the royal women to peep from the windows to have a look at the outside world.
I took these pictures below as we drove past the mahal. Enjoy!
Type of Place: Palace of Winds
Distance: 360 Km from Bikaner, 400 Km from Udaipur, 300 Km from New Delhi
Transport: Well connected by air (international), road and rail. For tourists there is a daily bus, which takes them to all the tourist spots in a day
Facilities: Luxury hotels, resorts, budget hotels, restaurants, café etc., available